IPCC Session Concludes

Twenty-Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Twentieth Anniversary of the IPCC 4 September 2008: The 29th session of the Intergovernmental

Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convened from 31 August to 4 September 2008, in

Geneva, Switzerland, and was attended by more than 300 participants. During the

meeting, which commemorated the IPCC's 20th anniversary, the Panel elected the

new IPCC Bureau and the Bureau of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas

Inventories (TFB), and reelected Rajendra Pachauri as the IPCC Chair.

The Panel

also continued its discussions on the future of the IPCC, agreed to create a

scholarship for young climate change scientists from developing countries with

the funds from the Nobel Prize, and asked the Bureau to consider a scoping

meeting on disaster risk reduction. [IISDRS coverage]